Sunday, December 5, 2010

Week of December 6th

Monday, December 6

B-French Toast, Sausage
L-Lovely Leftovers
D-Easy ABC Soup, Cheese and Crackers

Easy A-B-C Soup

2 c. cubed, cooked chicken or turkey
2 c. frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/4 tsp. thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
6 c. chicken broth
1 c. alphabet macaroni (or you can use the little rings if you can't find the A-B-C pasta.)
salt & pepper

In 4 qt. Dutch oven combine chicken or turkey, frozen veg., celery, onion, thyme, bay leaf & broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat & stir in macaroni. Simmer 12 - 15 minutes or 'til veg & macaroni are tender. Remove bay leaf. Season to taste.

Yield: 10 (1 1/4c.) servings

Tuesday, December 7

B-Eggs, Toast, Fried Bologna
L-Lovely Leftovers
D-Baked Ziti, Salad, Red Lobster Biscuits

Baked Ziti

1 pound dry ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef (I use ground chicken)
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 ounces Provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.

In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted. Freezes well, cover with saran wrap then foil. Thaw in refrigerator.

Wednesday, December 8

B-Cinnamon Roll Toaster Strudel
L-Sammmies, Veggies and Dip
D-Pintos, Fried Potatoes, Cornbread

Thursday, December 9

B-One Eyed Sailors, Fried Bologna
D-Nuggets and Fries, veggies and dip

Friday, December 10

B-Cereal and Toast
L-Soup and Sammie or Leftovers
D-Freezer Pizzas, Veggies and dip

Saturday, December 11

L-Soup and Sammies
D-Chicken Noodle Casserole, Corn, Mayo Rolls

Chicken Noodle Casserole
(adapted from a recipe in Mama Dip's Kitchen)

1 package (8-ounces) noodles
4 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup (I use Healthy Request)
1/2 stick butter, melted
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4+ cup bread crumbs, mixed evenly with 2 tablespoons melted butter

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Mix noodles with other ingredients, except buttered bread crumbs. Pour into a baking dish (I use a lasagna-size Pyrex) and sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over top.

Bake at 400° for 30 minutes.

Sunday, December 12

B-Snicker Doodle Muffins
L-Chicken Fried Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Italian Green Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Rolls
D-C.O.R.N. (clean out the refrigerator night)

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